Why You Should Switch to LED Lights

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Lifespan:

The greatest advantage of LED lighting is the lifespan. LED lights last 2-4 times longer than traditional fluorescent lights and 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs, explain the LED experts from Energy Savers Australia. Because an average LED lasts 50,000 to 100,000 hours, you won’t have to worry about buying new bulbs and changing your lights as often. 

Safety:

Safety is a huge advantage of LED lights. The greatest hazard of lighting is the emission of heat, which isn’t an issue with LEDs as they emit almost no forward heat. Traditional incandescent bulbs convert more than 90% of the energy used to power them directly into heat which means they only use 10% of their energy for light explaining why they are so inefficient compared to LEDs.

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True Lighting:

LED lights are the optimal choice for authentic lighting. Color Rendering Index (CRI) is a light’s ability to reveal the actual colour of objects. Natural lighting is ideal lighting and a good CRI means an artificial light is close to replicating it. LED lights generally have great CRI ratings compared to traditional lights.

Energy Efficiency: 

LEDs consume extremely low amounts of power and can provide a 60-75% improvement in energy efficiency. Depending on the lights you currently have, a switch to LEDs could result in savings of more than 90%. When shopping for LEDs, electrician Radnor Sansoni recommends looking for the terms “luminous efficacy” and  “useful lumens” on packaging, “these will let you know the amount of light emitted per unit of power used by the bulb”. 

Zero UV Emissions: 

LEDs can be used safely with UV sensitive objects like art which can degrade over time from UV emission exposure. 

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Design:

LED lights have incredible design capabilities and, because of their small size, they can be used in a vast majority of fixtures. LEDs are Solid State Lights (SSLs) so they don’t require a glass bulb which can create a sleeker look. LEDs are so versatile you will see them used everywhere from your ceiling to your phone. Another amazing feature of LED lights is their technological capabilities. LEDs have a wide Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) range meaning you can purchase them in warm and cool tones to suit your space.

“LED lights have the ability to become any colour of the rainbow and some can even sync with music meaning the opportunities for design with LEDs really are endless” says the 12 volt customs team who specialise in LED solutions for vehicles. 

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Brightness Customisation: 

LEDs are incredible because they can function anywhere from 0 to 100% of their power. This is great because that means you can choose exactly how bright or dim you would like your lights to be if you have a dimming switch installed. When LEDs are dimmed they operate on less power which is more efficient and extends the bulbs lifespan. 

Environmentally Friendly:

Aside from their extremely low emissions, LEDs are easy to dispose of at the end of their life. Eco enthusiast Jayesh Dayal stresses that fluorescent or mercury vapor lights contain mercury which needs to be disposed of in a certain way to not have an impact on the environment. LEDs are far safer and easier to dispose of.

Based on these incredible benefits, it’s not hard to see why LEDs have fast become the first choice for Australians. LEDs are slowly replacing traditional lighting sources in residential and commercial properties and have exciting prospects for design and eco conservation.

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